Product News: Optics & Photonics

Protective Sapphire Windows are durable and scratch resistant.

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February 13, 2014 - Available for 1 micron optics, Laser Research Fiber Laser Sapphire Windows act as debris shield replacements with Moh 9 hardness and reduce frequency of required lens changes. Available sizes range from 1–2 in. and withstand steel splatter, flash, and debris. Featuring 10-5 scratch-dig finish, 1/4 wave flatness, and A/R coatings on both sides, windows provide >99.5% transmission @ 1.07 microns with >90% @ 650–670 nm. Fused silica UV grade windows coated on one or 2 sides are also offered.

Laser Research Optics

120 Corliss St., Providence, RI, 02904, USA

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Fiber Laser Optics Sapphire Windows are Scratch-Resistant

Press release date: February 4, 2014

A new series of protective sapphire windows for 1 micron optics that offer superior durability to zinc-sulfide and fused silica lenses is being introduced by Laser Research Optics of Providence, Rhode Island.

Laser Research Fiber Laser Sapphire Windows feature Moh 9 hardness, which is second only to diamond, making them more durable and scratch-resistant than zinc-sulfide and fused silica windows.  A longer lasting replacement for debris shields and reducing the number of lens changes, these sapphire windows are capable of withstanding steel splatter, flash, and debris.

Available in 1” to 2” sizes, Laser Research Fiber Laser Sapphire Windows have a 10-5 scratch-dig finish, 1/4 wave flatness, A/R coatings on both sides, and provide > 99.5% transmission @ 1.07 microns, with > 90% @ 650-670 nm.  Fused silica UV grade windows coated on one or two sides are also offered.

Laser Research Fiber Laser Sapphire Windows are priced according to size and quantity.  Introductory price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Laser Research Optics
A Division of Meller Optics, Inc.
Scott Rouillard, Sales Mgr.
120 Corliss St.
Providence, RI 02904
(888) 239-5545  FAX (401) 331-4004
e-mail: scott@laserresearch.net
www.laserresearch.net

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